From there, rapid adoption continued, growing to 15 corporate dashboards connected to more than 25 data sources by early 2019. Today, Booz Allen has more than 2,800 Tableau users, roughly 10 percent of whom are business teams and analysts using self-service dashboards. Disparate data sources that were previously siloed by function are now connected by Alteryx and Tableau, surfacing relevant insights. This alleviates burdens on the FP&A data warehouse team, improves flexibility, and empowers analysts to manage data models end-to-end, from creation to test to quality assurance. It also further modernizes the company's data practices to transform reporting and better serve customer needs.
The new self-service analytics model has scaled successfully across the enterprise, helping Booz Allen Hamilton overcome the limitations of traditional BI reporting while growing a modern data culture that includes all employees, from senior executives on down. Analysts feel more connected to their teams and other business groups, performing faster analysis across projects due to improved access to secure data. The company has also saved money by reducing administrative time on a typical engagement by up to 100 hours per day—time analysts previously spent chasing down data that they can now spend supporting stakeholders with data to inform their business strategies.
Overall, the new Booz Allen Hamilton model empowers employees at every level to be more data-driven in ways that add greater value to the company and its customers and strengthen the strategic relationships between analysts and business leaders – fostering transparency and cooperation among teams at every level of the company.